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Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)

Diario de una ninfómana (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 17 October 2008 (Spain)
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A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption.

Director:

Christian Molina

Writers:

Cuca Canals (adaptation), Valérie Tasso (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Belén Fabra ... Valérie
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Jaime
Llum Barrera ... Sonia
Geraldine Chaplin ... Marie Tasso - Abuela de Valére
Ángela Molina ... Cristina
Pedro Gutiérrez Pedro Gutiérrez ... Hassan
José Chaves ... Pedro
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ... Íñigo
Antonio Garrido ... Giovanni
Jaume García Arija ... Alessandro
David Vert ... Alex
Javier Coromina ... Harry (as Xavi Corominas)
Judith Diakhate ... Cindy
Natasha Yarovenko ... Mae
Laura De Pedro ... Isa
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Storyline

In Barcelona, Valére is very attached to her French grandmother Marie Tasso and likes to stay with her. While discussing sex with Val, Marie advises her that it would be important to jot her life experience down and Val decides to write a diary. Val recalls her promiscuous love life and her lovers since her first sexual experience when she was 15-years-old. When Val loses her job in a downsizing, she is simultaneously informed that Marie had a heart attack and she visits her granny one last time who dies. Val looks for a job and when she is interviewed by an executive called Jaime, she falls in love for the first time. However Jaime is not good in bed. They move in together to a magnificent apartment and Val believes she has found the man of her life. Val gets a job with a gay Italian called Harry at a fashion house but Jaime becomes jealous and changes his behavior. Val decides to leave Jaime when she gets pregnant and he does not recognize the baby as his own. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We are all nymphs of some sort.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Goofs

In the beginning Valerie says that she lost her virginity in 1993 and some minutes later she says "since that passed 14 years". and in the scene where her grand mom is dead there is an engraving on her grave "Marie Tasso 1934-2006" - implying there are only 13 years between 1993 and 2006. See more »

Quotes

Marie Tasso - Abuela de Valére: Nymphomania, a man's invention to make women feel guilty if they break the rules.
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Crazy Credits

Another scene is shown soon after the ending credits starts, with Valerie offering her services to a stranger for free. See more »

Soundtracks

Track 5 Classical Orchestra
Written by Alan Williams
Edited by Ediciones Musicales Clipper's, S.L.
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erotica without much tension
30 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Valére is very close to her grandmother Marie Tasso (Geraldine Chaplin). She struggles to find love ever since losing her virginity at 15. She writes all of her sexual experiences in a diary. She falls for Jaime but when she tells him about her pregnancy, he becomes unstable and rejects her. She is short of money and takes a job as a high class prostitute.

This is an art house erotic movie but I don't get a sense of tension. She's basically a single woman looking for love. Then she takes the prostitution job for the cash. The character is missing the desperate sexual needs that the title suggests. It needs to heighten the danger. It's artsy nudity without much tension.


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Official Sites:

Official [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Nymphomaniac See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,758,691
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Canonigo Films, Filmax See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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